For the first time since the height of the Cold War, more and more people are concerned about a nuclear war. According to bunker businesses, the “off the grid” folk aren’t the only ones preparing for a nuclear disaster. Ordinary people from wealthy to average families are taking precautions.
People are starting to invest in air filtration systems that protect from any air or water contaminants as a result of a nuclear, biological, or chemical attack. Business has been exploding for bunker and safe room companies. Disaster preparation businesses say this is the busiest they’ve been since before the election when there was a concern of a civil outbreak.
These military-grade filters are going for $5,000 to $6,000. In the simplest terms, these systems are basically high-tech vacuum cleaners charged by solar power and battery. In the worst-case scenario, they can be hand cranked to charge. Unfortunately, these systems are only built for a single attack, not multiple attacks over days, weeks, or months. After each use, the filter needs to be changed. The replacement could be about $500 or even more.
If you don’t think you’ll be able to afford a bunker, then you’re doomed.
Just kidding. Those who can’t afford the massive preparations are still taking their own precautions. People are turning their basements or closets into safe rooms, making them airtight, reinforcing the walls, putting in a pipe for air flow, and installing the filtering systems.
Luckily, there’s no need to panic…yet. The threats of attack from North Korea have seemed to calm down, at least for the moment. Regardless of what happens, the air filtration systems aren’t 100% foolproof.
Windows that aren’t sealed can let air seep in, along with cracks underneath the doors and around the hinges. A radioactive fallout could create dust that could make its way into your home and be fatal if inhaled. The systems aren’t a “fail-safe measure”. Creating the filtered air is one of the many steps to take if you’re concerned about an attack. The priorities are shelter, food, and water, so stock up while you can!